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sorrow

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The hardest habit of all to break is the terrible habit of happiness.
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English

Etymology

From Old English sorh from sorg from Proto-Germanic *surgō. Cognate with Danish and Norwegian sørge, Dutch zorg, German Sorge, Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌲𐌰 (saúrga), Old High German sorga, Old Norse syrgja and Swedish sorg.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
sorrow

Plural
s

sorrow (s)
  1. (uncountable) unhappiness, woe
  2. (countable) (usually in plural) An instance or cause of unhappiness.
Parting is such sweet sorrow.

Verb

Infinitive
to sorrow

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to sorrow (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To feel or express grief.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 424:
      Sorrow not, sir,’ says he, ‘like those without hope.’

Translations

References

  • sorrow” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "sorrow" in WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2006.

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